Green Homes Grant Scheme easy guide

Green Homes Grant Scheme easy guide

Dan Gates

By DAN GATES

The Green Homes Grant Voucher scheme is now officially launched. If you are homeowner (including landlords) in England you can get up to £5000 per installation to pay part of the costs of energy efficiency and renewable heating improvements. This is doubled to £10k for low income households. 

The scheme is done by vouchers which are issued to your installer.

The householder eligibility checker is here:

https://www.gov.uk/check-eligible-green-homes-grant

You must use a Trustmark registered Installer: https://www.trustmark.org.uk/find-a-tradesperson

To be eligible, you must add at least one primary measure from this list:

  • solid wall insulation
  • under floor insulation
  • cavity wall insulation
  • loft insulation
  • flat or pitched roof insulation
  • room in roof insulation
  • insulating a park home
  • air source, ground source or hybrid heat pump
  • solar thermal
  • biomass boilers

After that primary measure you can have additional energy saving measures (like heating controls or window improvements).

The primary measure is capped at £5k and secondary measure is capped at same level as primary- so if your primary measure is £1k your secondary measure is £1k. The scheme will only pay out 2/3 of the cost of the works.

Example

Measure

Insulation under floors

Solar thermal

Air source heat pump

Installer quote

1000

5000

11000

Homeowner Grant

666

3333

5000

Homeowner pays

333

1667

6000

Homeowner with benefits grant

1000

5000

10000

Homeowner with benefits pays

0

0

1000

After the grant the homeowner can still apply for the renewable heat incentive- the total RHI payment will be adjusted to take into account the grant already received.

Applications for the Green Homes Grant Scheme are available now

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme

How can Luths help?

Independent insight  including whole-building energy  analysis and heating and cooling loads analysis

We can assist you with detailed reports on capital costs, tender support and contractor/technology selection.

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